IBM teams with USC on Army aircraft research

Mark Easton (standing, from left) of IBM, Les Eisner of USC, Professor Abdel-Moez Bayoumi (seated, from left) and Ishan Sehgal of IBM. (Photo by James T. Hammond)IBM will collaborate with the university’s College of Engineering and Computing to improve and expand USC’s condition-based maintenance research program. The USC team works with the U.S. Army to improve performance on helicopters. The partnership will allow the program to expand to other industrial uses, including energy and maritime applications. Read More...

S.C. seeking bids for Vista property

The state is seeking bids on this 13,256-square-foot warehouse on 1.27 acres at the corner of Senate and Huger streets. (Photo on file)The one-story, 13,256-square-foot brick building, which formerly served as a location for the State Fleet Management, is at the corner of Huger and Senate streets. Read More...

Moore School supply chain program climbs to No. 12 in Gartner ranking

Curriculum grounded in developing sound analytic and business skills, along with course work that allows students to graduate with an industry-validated Lean Six Sigma green-belt certification, has helped the program rise in rankings compiled by Gartner Inc. Read More...

Higher occupancy, rates boost hotel revenue in June

An increase in statewide hotel occupancy of 4.6% combined with a 5.5% increase in average daily room rates yielded a 10.3% increase in hotel revenue statewide, according to the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. Read More...

3D Systems closes on Simbionix purchase

The $120 million cash deal for the Cleveland-based company, which specializes in realistic surgical simulation and training, will expand 3D Systems Inc.’s health care reach. Read More...


Nuclear regulator rules on-site spent fuel storage safe for long term

Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission concluded that spent nuclear fuel can be safely managed and stored for “long-term and indefinite time frames” at commercial nuclear plants such as V.C. Summer, northwest of Columbia. Read More...

Construction jobs report mixed for S.C.

Although the number of construction jobs statewide increased 2% between July and the same month in 2013, Charleston slipped 4%, and Greenville dropped 1%. Columbia, meanwhile, was flat. Read More...